Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Meet my Compassion Child

Remember when I told you about my favorite Christmas gift?

Meet Yumari:

Yumari is 7 (almost 8, her birthday is very close to B's) and she lives in Honduras with a sibling and her two parents. Her day to day responsibilities are helping out in the kitchen, running errands and cleaning. And, like a lot of little girls, she loves playing with dolls and riding her bike. At the time Chris decided to sponsor a child for me for Christmas, Yumari had been the child who had been waiting the longest to be sponsored.

So what happens when you sponsor a child? Well, you've probably heard on other blogs or on twitter that you can write to your child, receive letters from them and exchange pictures. But what does the first correspondence from Compassion look like?

Like this:

You'll get an information packet on your child, and it tells you a little bit about them, the area they live in and their family life. You'll also receive information on communicating with your child, how Compassion works and a dvd that you can share with others.

If you haven't checked out Compassion yet, or want more information, go here!


Lilly, Reid, Matt, and Sara said...

She is just precious. I am so thankful you are able to sponsor a child and I love that you picked the one that was waiting the longest! I would be running to the mail box everyday. (c;

The 'Ssippi Scoop said...

Jenna this is so great! I'm scared of stepping out of the box and doing something like this because I tend to have a "save the world" attitude and then it gets me down. Dumb I know, but I literally had to go to therapy my frist year teaching when I got a job in a "projects" school in downtown Birmingham and tried to pay power bills and buy groceries and ended up buying Christmas for about 6 children that year. My dad said enough, you need some boundaries, and that was that. So I know that when I take on a project like this, I have to have my heart prepared. I just didn't know kids didn't grow up the way I did until the real world hit.

Ok, you probably did not need want all that in your comment section, sorry! Thank you for encouraging me to look into it a little more!

Amber said...

Sponsoring a child is an amazing thing to do. Ever since I can remember, I have been trying to teach CJ (my son) that when you can you help those less fortunate than you. He loves to help and maybe now I have found a new way for him to help!

God Bless!

mrsrubly said...

she is adorable! thanks for sharing! once $ looks a lil better i want to do the same! AWW! ssippi~what a hear you have!

Jenna said...

Love that you shared your heart with us!

Meg said...

I think this is so neat, this is something I am going to consider doing. The little girl you sponsor is adorable!

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